Welcome to yet another morning edition of ATL Sports Headlines. We’ve got quite a few good links for you today, and I was even able to restrain myself from putting any UNC/Michigan State links in the mix. It’s all ATL for you.
Have at it:
MLB Braves beat writer Mark Bowman looks at a few veteran arm options for the Atlanta Braves. And no, I don’t think Bartolo Colon is a good idea. DOB has a pretty long rambling column where he talks about payroll. I thought it was pretty interesting. The Tomahawk Take crew compares their top-20 prospects with minor league guru John Sickels.
James Rael of The Falcoholic tells us to pump the brakes on our expectations for Antone Smith. Dave Choate of the same site talks about the Falcons finally starting to play their young guys. Michael Cunningham of the AJC writes about Robert Alford’s aggressive play, and the turnovers he has seen because of it($).
Kyle Korver tied the NBA record for consecutive games with a three-pointer in last night’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers. AJC’s Hawks beat writer, Chris Vivlamore has post game quotes following the victory, as well as the three keys to the game.
As much as I like Aaron Murray, I don’t think he should get Heisman consideration. Chip Towers writes about that very thought. If you are a really creepy Georgia fan you might be interested in knowing that the student-athletes are about to have a holiday party…
The Yellow Jacket women’s basketball team beat Illinois, 93-69. Ken Sugiura recaps the men’s 67-64 victory over Illinois. Those Illinois students aren’t going to be too happy with Georgia Tech. For any of you who attend Georgia Tech events, you may want to know that the school is about to sign a multi-year extension with their “official outsourced ticket marketing, sales and service provider,” the Aspire Group.
Yesterday From ATL All Day
Editor Brad Rowland was feeling the basketball vibe yesterday, with a surplus of posts on the Hawks. He wrote about Dennis Schroder being assigned to the D-League, Kyle Korver tying the all-time NBA three-point record and also recapped the Hawks ten-point victory over Chris Paul and the Clippers. Not to be diminished, I put up a couple posts as well: Georgia missed out on 5-star wide receiver recruit Josh Malone, and Andrelton Simmons and Freddie Freeman were both among Grantland’s top-40 most valuable players.